Four ways tablets improve classroom technology

With the school year starting again after winter break, teachers and administrators are looking for new techniques to use in the second half of the school year. Technology adoption in the classroom is becoming more widely accepted, but some teachers and administrators may be apprehensive about implementing devices in the classroom. While personal electronics may…

New federal initiative plans to decrease recycling, remanufacturing costs

Last week, the U.S Energy Department announced a new research initiative that will focus on the reduction of recycling costs and increasing the value of recycled products, including e-scrap. The initiative, named the Reducing Embodied-energy and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) Institute, received $70 million in federal funding. REMADE will be based in Rochester, NY and is…

Apple celebrates the iPhone’s 10-year anniversary

Today marks the iPhone’s 10-year anniversary. Steve Jobs, Apple founder, called the device “revolutionary,” and the “ultimate digital device.” Blackberry was the leading mobile device provider at the time, but ultimately could not compete with the iPhone’s innovative design, through which users could email, scan the Internet, text message and talk on the phone simultaneously.…